- You can apply for any item on interlibrary loan that is not in stock in this library.
- You can apply for a book, a journal article or conference proceedings.
- Books are supplied on loan and must be collected from and returned to the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ).
- Staff may request digital copies of journal articles to add to online reading lists. Email email@example.com for more information about this service.
- Many UK theses are now available from EThOS (the British Library Electronic Theses Online Service). Only theses not available from EThOS can be ordered through interlibrary loans.
- Journal articles or a chapter from a book can be supplied as a photocopy sent to the library or by DRM Lite direct to your Abertay email account.
- All interlibrary loan requests must comply with copyright law. Further guidance on copyright is available here.
How do I apply for an interlibrary loan?
- Register to use interlibrary loans at https://abertay.cliohosting.co.uk/
- Log in at https://abertay.cliohosting.co.uk/ using your network username and password
- Complete the online application form. Please ensure that you give us full details of the item you require
- If you need advice on completing your form or have any other queries regarding the Interlibrary loans service, contact us by email Interlibrary@abertay.ac.uk
How do I receive requested journal articles?
Journal articles will usually be supplied by the British Library using DRM Lite. Once you have registered for a free British Library On Demand account, the British Library will email a link to your Abertay email account which will give you access to view the item as a PDF. Further information and instructions are available on the DRM Lite factsheet.
How much does it cost?
- Staff and research students are not charged for applications. The cost of requests is met from the Interlibrary loan budget.
- Overdues and renewals are charged at £5.35 per item. (These must be paid by the borrower).
- Lost items are charged at a minimum of £182.80 (to be paid by the borrower). This charge is non-refundable once the British Library has sent an invoice.
- British Library's prices can be viewed online.
- EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) provided by the British Library allows users to search and order most British PhD theses free of charge.
- Theses are available from participating institutions who have signed up for the service. Many theses are available in full-text for immediate download.
- Those that are not already digitised will need to be ordered and will take longer. When a thesis has not yet been digitised then there may be a fee for digitisation. The list of participating institutions indicates which institutions requires the user ordering the item to pay the digitisation cost. If there is a fee then you will not be able to download the thesis without making a payment.
- You can search EThOS without logging in but to order and download a thesis you must register and login to the service. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes to complete.
- The British Library have produced a useful EThOS FAQ and a useful guide Tips for subject searching in EThOS.
- If you require any further assistance or need help to locate non-UK theses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you need a thesis from a UK institution not on the list of participating institutions, please submit an Interlibrary loan request in the usual way.
How do I receive book loans?
Books are supplied as a loan and must be collected from and returned to SEZ.
How long does it take?
As the items are supplied by another library we cannot guarantee to obtain any item within a specified period. However:
- We aim to process you request within 48 working hours. You should allow 10 working days for receipt of loans but DRM Lite electronic article delivery tends to be much faster, usually within 5 working days or less.
- Occasionally items will not be held at the British Library and these can take considerably longer.
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